Foundation to provide grant funding for 2017
EASTON — Quality Health Foundation has announced a call for proposals for the 2017-18 grant period.
QHF is a national not-forprofit organization committed to improving health and well-being throughout communities across Maryland and Washington; D.C. They will award grants to eligible organizations that work to “improve health care through measurable outcome improvement projects”.
Since 2006, the foundation has awarded approximately $4.5 million to over 65 different organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
QHF will fund health care projects, focusing on the uninsured and underinsured patient. Selected projects should include well defined goals with measurable outcomes. Applications for grants will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2016 through 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their award status in June 2017.
“We are embarking on a new era in healthcare accessibility. The projects we have funded are varied in scope, innovative in design, and positively impact health quality in ways that meet the new patient-centered model of care,” said Molly Burgoyne, chairman of QHF’s board of directors. “We are particularly interested in nonprofit organizations committed to improving communication, education, measurable outcomes, and chronic disease prevention. Programs dedicated to high standards of care are a priority.”
Last year 15 different organizations received grants — including Calvary Woman’s services, HOPE (Health and Outreach Point of Entry), and the Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.
“The service you provide truly changed my life and has given me a new beginning;” said an actual grant recipient. “You gave me a better quality of life.”
“Every dollar makes a huge difference in the life of our disabled patients! The Quality Health Foundation’s award of $35,000 converts into an amazing $211,000 worth of direct dental care for our patients,” said Lilian R Marsh, executive director, Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.
Priority areas include programs that: improve access to health care services to the unserved and under- served, improve understanding of health issues and demonstrate improvement through measurable outcomes of stated goals.
QHF is the mission arm of Quality Health Strategies (QHS), a national not- for- profit organization committed to Creating Solutions to Transform Health. The Foundation was formed in 2003 in an effort to improve health care in local communities.
“Our associates are passionate and dedicated to improving our communities” Ron Forsythe, chief executive officer of QHS said.
“As a product of their efforts, the company is able to provide QHF with the funds necessary to directly impact the lives of people in need of health services that might otherwise not be supported. We are always impressed with the quality and impact of the grantees and look forward to seeing the projects proposed in response to this Request for Proposals,” he said.
Applicants must be from Maryland or the District of Columbia. For more information or to apply visit: www.qualityhealthfoundation.org.